Thriving communities require a blend of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces.

In the Shire of Ravensthorpe, the Planning department plays a crucial role by overseeing the location and nature of construction and development, regulating land use across the Shire, and ensuring that new subdivisions integrate essential facilities.

These measures collectively contribute to sustaining a pleasant living and working environment for the entire community.

Decisions regarding planning are rooted in the Shire of Ravensthorpe’s Local Planning Scheme No. 6 and often involve consultations with the community, Council, and relevant State Government departments.

Successful planning approval typically comes with a set of conditions that must be fulfilled.

More info: Shire of Ravensthorpe planning information

Download:  Planning Application   Planning Application Checklist

Local Planning Scheme No. 6

Every parcel of land in the Shire of Ravensthorpe adheres to the guidelines outlined in the Shire’s Local Planning Scheme No. 6.

This scheme encompasses textual details and maps, invoking the 

Residential Design Codes of WA (the R-Codes) to govern development in residential zones.

 If you intend to use or develop a property, securing planning approval from the Shire is a prerequisite, applicable to both urban and rural areas.

We recommend you contact and engage with the Shire’s Planning Officer early in the planning stages to understand how the Shire’s requirements align with your proposal. 

Phone (08) 9071 0613

Amending the Planning Scheme

If a specific land use is not permitted within the existing Planning Scheme, the Council may consider amending it to accommodate diverse uses. The process of amending the Planning Scheme involves careful consideration of various factors. In general, the Council must be convinced that:

  1. An explanatory report clearly articulating the proposed changes is prepared.

  2. Environmental impacts are thoroughly assessed, and the social and economic implications have been adequately addressed.

It is important to note that any proposed amendments to the Planning Scheme will incur a corresponding fee. This fee must be settled before the matter undergoes determination

Please refer to planning Fees and Charges for details.